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Cyclone Voice:

Cyclone Voice is a singing competition that highlights the vocal talents of Iowa State students. This year’s finale host will be singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina. Lauren dove into the spotlight after placing as runner-up on the 10th season of American Idol. Since then, Lauren has become known for her hit songs "Georgia Peaches," "Like My Mother Does'," and "Road Less Traveled."  Lauren will emcee the event and perform a few songs right before the winner is announced.
Prelims will be taking place on Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Maintenance Shop. Participants will be required to sing one song in front of a panel of judges. The song must be a karaoke style, with no background or pre-recorded vocals. You can choose to play an MP3 file, or be accompanied by one person and instrument (must provide own instrument). All MP3 files should be uploaded as LastNameFirstname_Songtitle by Friday, March 23 at 5 p.m. You can upload your MP3 file here.
Participants will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is open until Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. The finalists of Cyclone Voice Prelims will perform at Cyclone Voice Finals on April 6 at 8pm, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

Registration is Now Closed.

Cyclone Voice Contestant Rules:

Your act must not contain questionable material and must be suitable for all ages. Remember this is open to the public!

  • You can sing a capella, off a track or with one keyboard or guitarist. 
  • You must be an ISU student, in good standing, to perform. You will need to show your student ID when checking in.
  • You will be assigned a time to perform and a time for sound check. If selected you will be sent this information.
  • There will be an area behind stage for you to put your coats/items. You can also relax there before you perform.
  • Please plan on staying backstage during performances. Failing to do so may result in disqualification due to the possibility of distracting the other performers, audience, or judges.
  • We will have a runner telling performers who is next and who will be up after that.
  • You will be judged on music ability, use of accompaniment/A capella, and presentation. This includes enthusiasm, stage presence, crowd response, attire.

The audience helps the judges decide, therefore please let your friends and family know so you will have a LOUD cheering section!
Please be respectful to the other performers and good luck!

If you have questions, please email

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